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‘Agaton’ death toll climbs to 175, another 110 still missing

/ 12:01 PM April 19, 2022
The total number of deaths following the onslaught of Tropical Depression “Agaton” has climbed to 175, the NDRRMC reported on Tuesday.

SWEPT AWAY Responders gather the dead in the village of Pilar in Abuyog town, one of several localities in Leyte province severely affected by Tropical Storm “Agaton” (international name: Megi) last week. —AFP file photo

MANILA, Philippines—The total number of deaths following the onslaught of Tropical Depression “Agaton” has climbed to 175, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported on Tuesday.

In its latest situational report, the NDRRMC said that of the 175 reported deaths, 156 came from Eastern Visayas, 14 in Western Visayas, three in Davao Region, and another two from Central Visayas.

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A total of 110 people are also still tagged as “missing” after the typhoon, according to NDRRMC.

Most of those who are yet to be found are from Eastern Visayas at 104. Five people are also missing in Western Visayas, and a person remains missing in Davao Region.

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Meanwhile, the agency said that eight people remain missing due to the typhoon.

There are 2,423 barangays or villages affected by “Agaton,” accounting for more than two million people.

The agricultural damage was pegged at P257,025,441, while damage to infrastructure is now at P6,950,000.

“Agaton” weakened into a low-pressure area last Tuesday. It completely dissipated a day after.

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